"Morning sickness" refers nausea or vomiting in pregnancy - which may occur at any time of the day. It is usually worse during the first trimester, sometimes extending into second trimester. Chinese medicine sees pregnancy as an altered state, and special requirements for the mother and baby need to be accounted for during this time.
IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection.
Various Chinese medicine therapies have been studied as treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee. Some have been found in large-scale studies to be effective for relieving pain, increasing function and improving quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Effective therapies for osteoarthritis of the knee include acupuncture, electroacupuncture and moxibustion.
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, bringing improvements in pain intensity and function. Results may be enhanced by combining acupuncture with other therapies. Chinese medicine looks at the whole person, working with body and mind to bring about positive changes.
A recent high-level review investigating acupuncture for migraine treatment suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches, and that the effect of acupuncture may be similar to migraine prophylaxis (prevention) drugs, but with fewer adverse effects.